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Further £100,000 funding announced to support Suffolk young people’s emotional health

PUBLISHED: 17:07 20 December 2017

A project underway at Noise Solution in west Suffolk, which has benefitted from a funding boost. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

A project underway at Noise Solution in west Suffolk, which has benefitted from a funding boost. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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Five charity projects have been given a further funding boost in recognition of the positive impact they have made on the emotional wellbeing of Suffolk’s children and young people.

Noise Solution, Anglia Care Trust, Fresh Start – new beginnings, Home-Start (east) and Home-Start (west) will receive £100,000 between them over the next two years to allow them to expand on their already successful work.

The charities were among 22 organisations to be awarded with £278,000 by the Ipswich and East Suffolk and West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in May last year, and have now been chosen to receive extra cash following an independent review.

The CCGs’ grant funding is part of their work to deliver the priorities set out in Suffolk’s children and young people’s emotional wellbeing transformation plan, which endeavours to drastically improve services by 2020.

Noise Solution runs a 10-week music-based mentoring programme for struggling young people in west Suffolk.

Simon Glenister, charity director, said: “We regularly see the positive benefits of our work in young people who were previously struggling to engage with services.

“This money enables us to continue to demonstrate that a different approach can be extremely effective where others have struggled.”

One parent whose son attended Noise Solution said: “This has been the single most important experience he has undergone and helped towards his recovery.

“He has readily engaged with his tutors and turned up to every session, which is a great result.

“He’s obviously learned a lot about the music and recording side of things, but also about himself. It has been excellent for him. I am hugely grateful.”

Anglia Care Trust provides support for young people suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues and their families; while Fresh Start – new beginnings offers therapy for children who have been sexually abused.

Home-Start recruits volunteers to help new or expectant mothers suffering from mental health issues, broken relationships or domestic abuse.

The review was conducted by Suffolk Community Foundation and the University of Suffolk.

In addition to the five schemes, a further £200,000 in grants have also been issued to 17 separate voluntary sector projects focused on early intervention and prevention.

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